Basketball The Best Current NBA Passers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Passers. No retired or collegiate players.

Who are the best passers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best passers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top passers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually great ball handlers who have good court awareness and know when to make the extra pass. These unselfish players are experts at swinging the ball and assisting their teammates.

Vote for the current NBA passers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA passers in any order you want.

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567 291
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers

2
505 259
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets

3
418 207
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers

4
303 177
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Philadelphia 76ers

5
195 110
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Denver Nuggets

6
285 187
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Utah Jazz

7
317 222
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Washington Wizards

8
335 243
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors

9
261 179
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers

10
267 193
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets

11
261 196
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Boston Celtics

12
121 80
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Toronto Raptors

13
259 225
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Oklahoma City Thunder

14
169 151
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors

15
113 92
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Portland Trail Blazers

16
20 8
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Dallas Mavericks

17
21 11
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Atlanta Hawks

18
68 74
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Charlotte Hornets

19
62 67
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
New Orleans Pelicans

20
78 88
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Miami Heat

21
117 153
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Denver Nuggets

22
72 93
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Minnesota Timberwolves

23
56 72
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Memphis Grizzlies

24
58 75
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Philadelphia 76ers

25
48 67
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Milwaukee Bucks

26
49 71
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Oklahoma City Thunder

27
40 62
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers

28
44 71
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
New Orleans Pelicans

29
38 69
T.J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
T.J. McConnell Philadelphia 76ers

30
11 29
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets

31
27 75
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Portland Trail Blazers

32
28 77
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
New Jersey Nets

33
16 60
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Miami Heat

34
9 43
Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
henrycarlton22 added Zach Collins Portland Trail Blazers